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Dean, College of Health Professions Highland Heights, KY

Northern Kentucky University has selected Dr. Dale Stephenson as its next Dean of the College of Health Professions, effective January 15, 2018.

Dr. Stephenson currently serves as professor and inaugural director of the School of Allied Health Sciences at Boise State University. In this role, he is responsible for the development and implementation of strategic goals and objectives for the academic departments of Radiologic Sciences, Respiratory Care, Kinesiology and Community and Environmental Health. Dr. Stephenson provides direction and leadership to achieve the school’s vision and mission while maintaining its values and philosophy. As director, his activities have included supervision of 50 faculty and staff, creation and maintenance of the school’s strategic plan, management of a $3.5 million appropriated budget, development and sustainability of community partners and stakeholders, and oversight of all advancement activities.

Dr. Stephenson earned his Ph.D. in Environmental Health from Colorado State University in 1991 and his B.S. in Geology from Metropolitan State University in Denver, Colorado, in 1984. Dr. Stephenson holds or has held professional memberships in the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists, the Air & Waste Management Association and the National Environmental Health Association.

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